Tuesday, December 01, 2009
A post a day for me in December, day 1.
Refrigerator pickles. I love cucumbers. We have a lot in the garden this year and they are spreading enthusiastically. I love pickled goods, especially cucumbers, and particularly when dill is added to the mix.
I haven't tried this before, but it's been on my list for a while. Lebanese cucumbers super fresh and so crunchy. 4 cups of water to 3/4 cup of white wine vinegar. Stir in 4 tbs of salt (preferably kosher but whatever you have). Lay fresh dill at the bottom of your jar, squeeze in cukes all snug and tight. Slice garlic to taste and pop on top ( I used 2 cloves), I also added more sprigs of fresh dill, some mustard seeds, peppercorns and fennel seeds. Cover with brine. Top with cling wrap and leave on counter for a couple of days to sour then seal with lid and transfer to fridge. Eat often!
See you around day 5 with feedback.